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Exploring occupations

Look at factors important in choosing a career such as daily tasks, working conditions, earnings, personal requirements, related jobs and training needs. Examine the job requirements of a flight attendant. For example, flight attendants do shift work, work in a confined space, interact with a lot of people, must follow ...

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Exploring industries

Look at the range of jobs in the seafood industry and related industry sectors. Trace the career path of an aquaculture technician. Look at her reasons for choosing the industry and studying certificate and diploma courses. Answer questions about career planning. For example, identify advantages of looking at a broad range ...

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Exploring education and training pathways

Trace the career path of a telecommunications technician. Look at the steps she took to achieve her goals. For example, she did a VET course at school and chose subjects linked to a career path in electrotechnology. Answer questions about career planning such as the scope of a New Apprenticeship.

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Science reporter: nanotechnologist

Explore the life and work of a range of nanotechnologists. Find out why they enjoy their area of research. Choose photos and interview responses to build a feature article for a newspaper. This learning object is one in a series of seven objects. Some objects in the series are also packaged as combined learning objects.

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Media report: starting salaries

Help an editor to check an article drafted for a magazine. Examine a column graph showing salaries for a range of occupations. Make sure the graph is soundly constructed. Look for any problems that may affect the accuracy of conclusions drawn from the graph. For example, check that markings on the vertical axis are evenly ...

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Global workplace: nurse

Find out whether you are suited to working in another country as a nurse. Identify your job and lifestyle preferences. Compare your preferences with working conditions and cultural environments in other countries. For example, attitudes toward punctuality vary between countries. Explore which factors affect your suitability ...

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Global workplace: civil engineer

Find out whether you are suited to working in another country as a civil engineer. Identify your job and lifestyle preferences. Compare your preferences with working conditions and cultural environments in other countries. For example, working hours for civil engineers are longer in some countries than others. Explore which ...

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Global workplace: chef

Find out whether you are suited to working in another country as a chef. Identify your job and lifestyle preferences. Compare your preferences with working conditions and cultural environments in other countries. For example, the way in which chefs work with others may be different between countries. Explore which factors ...

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Global workplace: web designer

Find out whether you are suited to working in another country as a web designer. Identify your job and lifestyle preferences. Compare your preferences with working conditions and cultural environments in other countries. For example, the standard of computer resources and software may be different in some countries. Explore ...

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Global workplace: accountant

Find out whether you are suited to working in another country as an accountant. Identify your job and lifestyle preferences. Compare your preferences with working conditions and cultural environments in other countries. For example, the quality of accounting software varies between countries. Explore which factors affect ...

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Global workplace: journalist

Find out whether you are suited to working in another country as a journalist. Identify your job and lifestyle preferences. Compare your preferences with working conditions and cultural environments in other countries. For example, working hours for journalists are longer in some countries than others. Explore which factors ...

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Global workplace: teacher

Find out whether you are suited to working in another country as a teacher. Identify your job and lifestyle preferences. Compare your preferences with working conditions and cultural environments in other countries. For example, working hours for teachers are longer in some countries than others. Explore which factors affect ...

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Global workplace: graphic designer

Find out whether you are suited to working in another country as a graphic designer. Identify your job and lifestyle preferences. Compare your preferences with working conditions and cultural environments in other countries. For example, working hours for graphic designers are longer in some countries than others. Explore ...

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Global workplace: veterinarian

Find out whether you are suited to working in another country as a veterinarian. Identify your job and lifestyle preferences. Compare your preferences with working conditions and cultural environments in other countries. For example, access to medical equipment varies between countries. Explore which factors affect your ...

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Mervyn Bishop: the early years

Explore a personal perspective on Australia’s Indigenous heritage through the photos of Indigenous photographer Mervyn Bishop. Examine his photos and personal notes. Look at his childhood experiences and teenage years. Find out how he became one of the first Aboriginal people ever to work on a major Australian newspaper. ...

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Mervyn Bishop: Merv's parents

Explore a personal perspective on Australia’s Indigenous heritage through the photos of Indigenous photographer Mervyn Bishop. Examine his photos and personal notes. Trace the background of his parents and the barriers they faced. Find out how Indigenous people were restricted by authorities such as the New South Wales ...

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Career quiz: more than just a job

Answer questions about jobs and career development. For example, identify an informal education activity. Score points for correct answers and collect bonus stars as you move around a board. Play on your own or compete against another player.

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Global workplace: accountant [ESL]

Find out whether you are suited to working in another country as an accountant. Identify your job and lifestyle preferences. Compare your preferences with working conditions and cultural expectations in Hong Kong, Canada, South Africa and New Zealand. For example, expectations about punctuality and attitudes to authority ...

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Discovering democracy: what sort of nation?

Interact with a slideshow of images and text to explore what has influenced the sort of nation Australia is and how it has changed over time. Complete a related task.

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Eventide and Westbrook Farm Home - Brisbane City Mission, 1950: Westbrook Farm Home

This black-and-white clip from 1950 is part of a promotional film made for the Westbrook Farm Home, a juvenile detention home for boys in Queensland. It opens with a long panning shot of the exterior of the sleeping quarters and cuts to shots of the superintendent and his wife, boys working on their vegetable plots, farm ...