My Future

The My Future website is Australia’s career information and exploration service. Western Student Connections can offer your school and students two one-day My Future workshops in which students are taken through the activities available on the site, and encouraged to develop a career plan along the way.
Students will need individual access to the internet for each workshop.
Each workshop is designed for groups of ten students, preferably in Year 9, 10 or 11.
Workshops may be adapted for smaller groups of at-risk or disengaged students.

More about the My Future Workshops

Contact Kylie Ryan (Kylie.Ryan@wsc.edu.au) at Western Student Connections for further information.

The Job Guide

The Job Guide website helps young people explore career options and make subject choices. It provides information about a wide range of occupations and the education and training pathways that lead to them. It also includes useful information about the job search process, provides details of available government assistance and suggests where to go for further information.
Job Guide is written mainly for Year 10 students. The guide aims to list the most direct education and training pathway to an occupation.
Job Guide contains information about the types of courses that may be required to enter certain jobs and advises what subjects may be needed to get into these courses.
Year 10 students should always check the specific entry requirements of the courses that they are interested in with their school Careers Adviser before making subject choices for Years 11 and 12.
Students will need individual access to the internet for each workshop.
The Job Guide workshop is designed for groups of ten students, preferably in Year 9 or Year 10.
Workshops may be adapted for smaller groups of at-risk or disengaged students.

More about the Job Guide Workshop

Contact Kylie Ryan (Kylie.Ryan@wsc.edu.au) at Western Student Connections for further information.

The Harrison Career Assessment and Report

Western Student Connections can assist your students to complete the Harrison Career Assessment and Report.
The Harrison Assessment will take the student's answers and compare them to the criteria of hundreds of job titles, including over 500 Australian apprenticeships and traineeships.
Students fill out the whole questionnaire at one time and without any input from others. Input from other people may affect the results negatively.
The questions are randomised to maintain the integrity and validity of the assessment tool.
Included are a number of reports that will help students and Careers Advisers to analyse and determine what occupations that are best suited to the student.
There is no time limit, but it will generally take about 20–40 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

Contact Kylie Ryan (Kylie.Ryan@wsc.edu.au) at Western Student Connections for further information.

Apprenticeship Central

Western Student Connections can offer your students, who have indicated an interest in an apprenticeship or traineeship, a workshop which is specific to their preferred industry.
Students register on Apprenticeship Central and explore the Industry Specific Resources.
The Industry Specific Resources have been created and provided by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (AATIS).
The Industry Specific Resources are a valuable resource in illustrating some of the key literacy, numeracy and comprehension learning standards required of people interested in undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship Qualification.
The questions within the various resources are designed to reflect the specific needs of an industry. They also provide a wealth of information on careers and website resources for specific industries, designed to help students select an occupation that is suitable to their strengths.

Contact Kylie Ryan (Kylie.Ryan@wsc.edu.au) at Western Student Connections for further information.