Careers Sites Worth Checking Out


This is Australia’s career information service. It includes a career exploration instrument, career information, and advice for those supporting others making career decisions. The career information provided on this site includes occupations, education and training options, industries, regional labour market and income data, employment conditions, scholarships, and financial support.

Year 12 – What next?

This website has been developed by DEST to provide Year 12 students with information on post school options. An accompanying booklet is distributed to every Year 12 student in Australia.

Australian Qualifications Framework

The AQF explains the different kinds of qualifications, how you can build on your qualifications and other relevant information.



Websites for Specific Careers or Industries


(CA Chartered Accountants careers link)

Find out what kind of careers are open to accountants or view a powerpoint  presentation which explains why students should consider accountancy as a career.

Advertising (Advertising Federation of Australia careers link)

Agriculture (RSA Rural Skills Australia Web site offering information on information in all areas of agriculture) (A link which offers career opportunities in lists jobs in agriculture, food, natural resources & biotech plus more) (Interesting background information if considering a career in agriculture) (A bulletin board listing agricultural related careers in Australia, including information for young people) (Agrifood Industry Skills Council site containing industry based and careers based information on all Agrifood Sectors, including but not limited to Meat Processing, Seafood, Racing and Food, Beverages and Pharmaceuticals)

Architecture (RAIA Royal Australian Institute of Architects careers link)

Air-conditioning and Refrigeration 

(Air-conditioning and Mechanical Contractors Association site, containing details on careers pathways and other interesting information in this site))

Arts (Assistance for those interested or working in performing arts, museums & galleries, writing & publishing, festivals, film & radio & television and multimedia)  (This link taken from the Australian Council of the Arts site, which offers details on a host of important information for young people interested in The Arts)

Automotive (ATA Automotive Training Australia careers information site) (A link through the Automotive Training Board site containing information on careers and qualifications needed in various occupations within Auto)

Aviation (Australasian Pacific Aeronautical College including information on courses, career advancement and accommodation at the Tamworth based facility) (Site about careers in aerospace from Terminal Services to Mechanical Maintenance and Avionics) (Details on careers within Qantas Engineering, Maintenance to Cabin Crew)

Baker  (Information on careers as a baker with Bakers Delight) (Information on careers with Brumby’s Bakeries) (BIA Baking Industry Association of NSW careers link)

Beauty and Hairdressing  Australian Academy of Hairdressing Australian Academy of Beauty Therapy Piovt Point International Academy for Hairdressing  Mackintosh College on the Gold Coast

Biotechnology (Contains an insight into careers centred around Biotechnology, includes where Biotechnology is used in areas such as food production, medicine and testing for diseases)

Building Surveyors  (Australian Institute of Building Surveyors careers link)

Building Trades (Construction and Property Industry Skills Council developed site containing information on careers in the building and construction industry) (Originating in Western Australia, Careers information in building and construction including a section especially for parents) (Originating in Tasmania, this site also includes some profiles on how they achieved success in their chosen trades) (Details information on all areas of the building industry and subjects at school) (For careers advice and information on plumbing, parents, teachers and students links in this site) (Link from the NSW Master Builders Association site, offering information about their Apprenticeship Scheme)

Childcare (Early Childhood Training and Resource Centre site, contains information on courses in Childcare)   Australian Child Care Career Options on the Gold Cost

Computing and ICT (ACS Australian Computer Society careers link)


Computer Games    including links to Computers in Film and 3D Industries

Construction Industry  Careers in the building and construction industries.

Defence   View detailed information on all Army, Navy and Air Force careers.

Education & Teaching (Becoming a teacher in NSW Education system, including schools and TAFE) (Education employment website)

Electronics & Refrigeration and Air-conditioning (The Electrocomms and Energy Utilities Industry Skills Council site, contains a careers link, which aims to offer careers advice on careers in Electrotechnology, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration, Energy Utilities and much more) (Link for Country Energy site on careers with Country Energy) (Link for Energy Australia site on careers with Energy Australia)

Engineering   (Engineers Australia careers information link)

Entertainment (Recruitment specialising in the entertainment industry)

Film and Television (A host of information relating to the industry, even how to transfer your ideas into a screenplay and how to get started in Film and Television)

Finance and Financial Planning (Finance Jobs: Accounting jobs, IT jobs, bank jobs & recruitment, plus resume database, job market news & career trends) (A link through the Financial Planning Association of Australia offering careers advice)

Fire Brigades NSW (Advice on recruitment into the NSW Fire Brigades)

Food Retail  (Information on careers with McDonalds.) (Information on careers with KFC)

Government – All (Welcome to Careergov by Government Skills Australia.  Here you can find out about the vast array of careers available in Correctional Services, the Water Industry, Public Safety, the Public Sector and Local Government)

Government – Federal (The Government Skills Industry Skills Council site. This site contains a careers link to help young people find out about the vast array of careers available in Correctional Services, Water Industry, Public Safety, The Public Sector and Local Government) (Australian Defence Forces) containing information on Centrelink Vacancies and employment advice (ATO Australian Taxation Office) (For information on careers in Customs including how to join and eligibility, this site can help)

Government – State (This site is about the great careers and amazing opportunities in the NSW Government. It provides information and links about how you can achieve a rewarding public service career. Use this site to help plan your next career step and keep informed about career opportunities and programs across the NSW Public Service.) (Information on Training Organisations, Group Training Organisations, Australian Apprenticeship Centres and other handy information)

Government – Local (Australian Local Government Job directory)

Graphic Design  (Link from the Australian Graphic Design Association outlining Colleges and Courses and Scholarships)

Hairdressing (A link through the Service Skills Industry Skills Council of Australia, containing information on careers and training in Hairdressing)

Health & Community Services–cw          (Health Careers Kit booklet)   (My Health Career – info on ten different careers) (A career resource for the community services and health (CS&H) industries including input from the employing organisations within the community services and health industries) (NSW Health Jobs site) (Health job search and career resource) (NSW Rural Doctors Network) (Dentists Job Search)  (Nursing jobs for Nurses by Nurses) (Work in Health, Medical, Nursing and allied Health jobs) (Link offering a range of other Nursing information sites) (Australian Dental Association NSW branch site containing information on careers in Dental, including a Dental Assistant, Dental Prosthetist and a Dentist)

Hospitality (Restaurant and Catering Australia including information to find out about careers in the Hospitality Industry) (Hospitality recruitment site including staff profiles and other handy information)

Insurance and Finance (Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance) (Access qualifications pathways chart in this site for those interested in a career in Insurance)

Law (The Law Society of NSW) (Jobs and training) (Recruitment service)

Manufacturing / Engineering (Site developed by the Manufacturing Skills Industry skills Council, contains interesting information on manufacturing from Metals Engineering, Aerospace to Process Manufacturing and Laboratory Operations) (Explore this site to the diverse job roles, products, skills and training within manufacturing)

Marine Boating  (Careers advice in areas such as Boat Building, Sailmaking or even working in a Marina)

Meat Industry National Meat Industry Training Advisory Council Web site includes information on careers in the meat industry

Media & Journalism (This site is an information service for the media sector. It provides an independent analysis about media, people and happenings within media) (AFA Adschool offering specialised advertising training) (Australian Film, Television and Radio School)

Medical Science (Careers in Medical Laboratory Science)  If you want to do Medicine or Dentistry you need to sit for the UMAT test in July.

Mining and Metallurgy (This site contains details on careers within the mining sector) (Career advice, education and training information on the Minerals Industry) (Information on gaining employment in the Minerals Industry)

Pharmaceutical Industry (an employment and recruitment company providing job contracting, permanent recruitment and executive search services to the healthcare, medical, scientific and pharmaceutical industry)

Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, a site for pharmacists and those with a general interest in the industry)

Pilot  Country Capital Flight Centre in Tamworth

Police Forces (Information on recruitment and education into the NSW Police Force) (Australian Federal Police site containing details on selection processes and other details)

Postal Careers and other Australia Post Careers outlining career options within Australia Post which employs 35,000 staff

Printing Industries (Information on careers within printing including prepress graphic design, printing, print finishing and screen printing)

Psychology  (A study and careers link for those interested in a career in Psychology) (A site offering information on courses throughout Australia)


(A link containing information on cool careers in Quarantine including Imported Food Inspectors, and Senior Scientific Officers)


(A link through the Service Skills Industry Skills Council of Australia providing careers based information on all types of occupations in service industries, including retail, beauty, floristry, hairdressing, outdoor recreation and tourism)

Real Estate Real Estate Institute of NSW, contains information on courses and other important information)


(The Australian Robotics and Automation Association site, contains a link for students and a links section which provides a range of other interesting information for those interested in a career in Robotics)

Science – information on specific science-based careers  (This website features information on careers in science. It also explains how undertaking subjects such as physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and mathematics in year 11 and 12 can broaden the choices students can make for University and future related careers) (Link offering careers advice and information with the CSIRO (For tips about science careers in the food and beverage industry, this site is a great interactive way of finding out more) (A link through the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation offering information about careers in Science. This site can also link into the careersinscience site which is listed in this section)

Sport (A career and jobs based web site for those seeking a future career in the sports industry)  Careers in the sports industry

Steel Roofing Trades (BlueScope Steel site containing information on careers in Steel Roofing))

Surveying (The Institute of Surveyors Australia provides information to help with careers in surveying) The NSW Institute of Surveyors Inc careers link containing an insight into what a Surveyor does and what training is needed (Surveying and Mapping Industry Council of NSW offering advice on career options including GPS Satellite Surveying and Satellite Imagery, Land Surveying and Hydrographic Surveying and Charting)

Travel and Hospitality  Australian Pacific Travel & Tourism is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) (A link to further information on areas like education and training and hospitality associations) (The travel jobs network) (TMS Asia Pacific recruitment site) (Further tourism industry and career based information)

Transport and Logistics (Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council site, containing information on careers within the industry) (MFC is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and a Group Training Company (GTC) established specifically to help employ junior or entry level staff) (The Transport and Logistics Centre (TALC) is a National not-for-profit group

Youth Workers (Information for people working with youth)

Zoo Careers   A booklet put together by the Taronga and Western Plains Zoos