Industry Insights

Teenage Volunteering Abroad
Projects Abroad run a series of specialised overseas volunteering programs tailored specifically to teenagers aged 15-18. These programs are a great way to step outside your comfort zone and help make a difference in communities around the world. They have trips that run all throughout the year, with most designed to fit in around the school holidays. Trips run to a variety of countries all around the world. You can choose from a wide variety of volunteer activities, including education, medicine, sports, journalism, cultural immersion, and more.

You will be placed with other volunteers your age. Even if you have never been overseas before, Project Abroad staff will be with you every step of the way to make sure you have the best experience possible.
If you are interested, you can read more about the programs on offer here:

Are you choosing a course for the right reasons?
Picking a course can be tough. You need to think about what you want to study, how you want to do it and where, while also considering the best path towards your chosen career. There are big differences between courses, so how do you know you’re making the right choice? We take a look at some of the reasons why you shouldn’t choose a course.

Your Free Guide to a Career in Dietetics
We asked two dietitians what they love about their job. Sally Marchini said that it is helping people to understand their health concerns and improve their life, and Josh Reed said that it’s motivating and empowering people and learning how to improve his own health.
There is plenty of variety in the university course, which includes statistics, psychology, physiology, biochemistry, nutrition sciences, food science as well as being competent in the three main areas of dietetics – clinical, food service management and community dietetics. This gives a range of potential career paths with a dietetics degree

Discovery your Path to Physiotherapy
Physiotherapists play an important role in keeping people moving, whether it be for maximum performance in athletes and people with chronic health conditions. They also have an impact on patients who require rehabilitation after events such as surgery or a catastrophic accident. It can be rewarding to see patients reach their goals.

How to Become a Teacher Step by Step
HSC students, this is your step-by-step guide to becoming a teacher in a NSW public school

What is Forensic Science really like?
What’s it really like to have that dream job you’ve been eyeing off? We’ve found out for you and are busting myths about some hard-to-pin-down careers in STEM. Professor Shari Forbes dishes the decomposing dirt on forensic science, and it’s nothing like CSI.

What Does a Marine Biologist Look Like?
Inspire your students to pursue marine biology at UTS Science, with this great short video of UTS graduate Justin Tierney. Justin currently works at Port Stephens Fisheries Institute as a Fisheries Technician. He says participating in field trips to Heron Island and Stroud in his degree helped to reinforce the theoretical knowledge he learnt in class.

Great Video on being a Youth Worker
Youth work is a career that involves working for and with young people in a variety of ways. The key thing that differentiates a youth worker from other community service workers is that young people are their primary focus. It’s about ensuring young people feel supported in developing the skills they need to make positive changes in their lives.

Building the cyber security workforce
Cyber security is now one of the most rapidly growing industries globally. The threat posed by the perpetrators of malicious cyber activities has spurred governments, the private sector and the research community to invest in cyber security products and services to the tune of around US$250 billion by 2026.

Australian Jobs 2018
Australian Jobs is one of the country’s foremost jobs publications. It provides an easy-to-read overview of industry and occupation trends in the labour market, and is designed to meet the needs of students, career advisers, people looking for work and those involved in the national employment service, jobactive.
This year’s edition has identified four key trends:
• Labour market conditions are strong — employment is up by a robust 403,300 over the year to January 2018.
• Young people are benefiting from the strong labour market conditions — industries with large numbers of young workers include Retail Trade (around 386,000), Accommodation and Food Services (385,000) and Construction (175,000).
• Australia’s industry structure is changing — today, more than three in every four Australian workers are employed in a service industry, with much of the growth driven by Health Care and Social Assistance.
• There are now more jobs for higher skilled workers — the majority of employment growth over the past five years has been in occupations that generally require post-school qualifications, and this trend is likely to continue.
The full report and a series of data snapshots is available on the Australian Jobs page. Download the Report -

Interior Design Industry Insights
Nina Starkey is a commercial and residential interior design lecturer gives some insight into what’s really exciting about the interior design industry at the moment and some other great tips. Read the article -

It is essential to an increasing number of jobs and growing industries, and it is imperative that students are made aware of what these jobs are, and the kind of skills that they employ.
The following profiles highlight mathematically capable professionals from across Australia, who have all undertaken careers in which an understanding of mathematics is absolutely essential.

ART/WORK Online follows the career and study pathways of seven individuals working across varied roles in the visual arts sector: the curator, arts worker, artist, gallerist, art installer, educator, and conservator. See their stories -

Becoming a dentist
This article from The Footnotes provides information about the different study paths you can take to becoming a dentist. Check it out –

SkillsOne: Community Services and Healthcare Videos
These videos give insights into the huge variety of work, study and career options in the community services and healthcare industry.

A career in sports psychology
Read this profile to find out what sports psychology is and how you could pursue a career in it. Check it out –