Tips for work

Tips for work

Career Exploration and Advice

SkillsRoad – awesome website offering Career advice

Jobs and Careers  The Youth Central website offers great advice for job seekers about a whole range of work-related topics.  Find out how to create a resume or job application letter and what happens in a job interview.  Get some advice about where to find jobs or work experience.  Learn about your rights as an employee and what you can do if you think you’re being treated unfairly.

A day in a life of a ……    exploring different careers

Assistant Bar manager

UX (User Experience) Designer

Social Media Page Founder


Mental Health Admin

Marketing Trainee

A Professional Gamer

A Network Engineer

A Cruise Worker

A Childcare Worker

A Musical Coach

Low Stress Jobs, Indeed, May 25, 2021

Help for Job Seekers

The Indeed Career Guide Website has a lot of resources about finding and getting a job.  Here are some examples….

Ready Set is a charity in South Melbourne supporting jobseekers find a job.  They do this offering free and individualised services including:

  • Supplying interview-appropriate clothing or footwear,
  • Providing coaching services to help you find and apply for jobs and prepare for a successful interview and connecting
  • Connecting jobseekers with recruiters, support services and other organisations to help overcome obstacles on their path to employment.

Fitted for Work is a charitable organisation that helps Australian women experiencing disadvantage get work, keep work and strive at work.  They have a personal out-fitting service and a Job Preparation Hub.  They run many workshops to support women seeking work.

So many different ways to upskill – and many courses are free or very low-cost

Youth Central Website – in this section you can find out about study pathways through highschool, university and TAFE.  There’s also information about the kind of support out there for students, tip for study and exam success

What is VET?  https://www.skillsroad.com.au/training-study/vocational-education-and-training

The Seek.com website also has another section called Seek learnng. This is handy to access information about what courses lead to particular jobs.  There is also a section on study tips and advice.

Free TAFE Get the skills you need to land a job that’s in demand!  There are many TAFE courses in a wide range of career areas that are fully funded by Government.

Skills First Victoria – is a Victorian State Government scheme that provides access to government subsidies training to eligible individuals for specific courses.

Skills for Education and Employment Program (SEE) helps eligible job seekers learn the skills they need to get the job they want by improving their language, reading, writing and maths skills.

Job trainer FundAs part of its economic response to COVID-19, the Australian Government is providing free or low-fee training courses around Australia through its Job Trainer Fund. Learn more about places that are available.    Search Job Trainer courses here

Learn Local providers help you get the skills you need for study, work and life. Based in many local communities, they offer a range of low-cost training programs that help you return to study, improve your digital, reading, writing and maths skills, get a job, change careers or learn something new.

There are over 400 Neighbourhood Houses across Victoria.  Search here to find the ones near you!  The services they offer differ from centre to centre but may include activities around job skills, personal wellbeing, internet access, emergency relief, education and training and resources and referrals.

Learning through on-the-job training

Apprenticeship info from Skillsroad

Apprenticeships and Traineeships info from Youth Central 

The Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service (AATIS) raises awareness of potential apprenticeship and traineeship pathways. Their website, app and resources can be used for career planning and direction. They also provide a free contact point to help people navigate through the Australian Apprenticeships system.

Australian Apprenticeship Pathways  an information hub for all things apprenticeships and traineeships.

Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN)  explains the Group Training approach to apprenticeships and has an apprenticeship vacancy search engine.

Apprenticeships Victoria  Register your interest in apprenticeship training on one of Victoria’s major projects. A great opportunity to start a career and contribute to a number of major infrastructures, road and rail projects across the State.

Youth Employment Scheme (YES) providing young people aged 15 to 29 with an opportunity for a 12-month entry-level traineeship positions in the Victorian Public Service

Get experience through volunteering

One of the best ways to build your professional network and to get on the job training is to sign up for volunteer work.

Australia’s largest source of volunteer opportunities is Seek Volunteer

Volunteering Victoria  – This website lets you search for volunteer positions by keyword and location.

Volunteering Australia  – This is a national website that lets you search a database of volunteer positions. Volunteering Australia also runs the GoVolunteer website.

Ethical Jobs This job search website allows you to search for volunteering opportunities within organisations that contribute to a more equitable, more just or more sustainable world.

There are also interesting articles, advice  and tips to explore.

Short article How volunteering can help your career

Video What it means to be a volunteer

Article How you can volunteer from home.

Support and strengthen your career through mentoring

A mentor is someone who gives you advice about life and work. You can have a mentor through a formal mentoring program or an informal mentor, who is someone you already know. A mentor can give you:

  • advice based on their experience
  • tips for increasing your skills
  • information about an industry or job
  • encouragement and support to pursue or create opportunities

Australian Youth Mentoring Network  Find a local mentoring program near you. You can contact any of the programs directly to ask about finding a mentor.

Mentor Walks will match you with a leading female CEO, Director, Executive or Founder who can help you get a clearer perspective. Talk with a small group, meet other women, build your network and step your career forward.

PACE Mentoring Positive Action towards Career Engagement (PACE) Mentoring connects jobseekers with disability to mentors from leading Australian businesses.

Jobs Victoria Mentors help people to become work-ready and find a job that suits them, they also connect employers with local candidates.