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Information for teachers and career practitioners

These helpful resources encourage students to explore options, plan career pathways and discover possibilities.

myfuture's theoretical underpinning is inspired by the DOTS model career development learning framework (Tony Watts 2015). The resources on myfuture aim to improve decision making abilities, self and opportunity awareness, and career transition learning. The myfuture team regularly engages with the career development community to provide learning opportunities. Contact us if you are interested in attending a professional learning session or would like to contribute an article for publication.

Teacher resources

Help your students build career development awareness.

Future Ready: A student focused National Career Education Strategy

To prepare students for their future careers, the Australian Government has developed a National Career Education Strategy. Future Ready  was developed in collaboration with a national group that brought together the voices of education, business and industry, parents and carers, career practitioners and youth.

Access the National Career Education Strategy.

Occupation videos

To help students explore occupations, myfuture provides over 300 videos that describe the real-life stories of people working in specific occupations.

We have recently added several new videos on STEM-related occupations. These have been added to the playlist below, which you can expand to full screen and click through or allow to play continuously.

Illustrations of good practice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander post-school transition programs

This series of six videos and nine case studies showcases programs in schools that support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students' successful transition to post-school destinations.

Beyond school study guide

Created by the Australian Government, this guide helps school leavers make important decisions about their future studies.

Check out the factsheets on topics such as help with paying course fees, VET pathways, higher education pathways, and rural, regional and remote student support.

View Beyond school study guide.

myfuture Insights

Drawing on professional research and theory, we build an evidence base to inform the development of myfuture.

Our new Insights series seeks to explore how this evidence base also supports users' transition from study to the world of work.

International survey

What do 14–18 year olds think about the future?

Education and Employers, a UK organisation, has launched an online survey to find out what 14–18 year olds think about the future. The findings will be published in a report entitled ‘Facing the Future’ with the OECD during the World Economic Forum in Switzerland in late January 2020.

Students may enter to win a prize if they complete the survey. Please note that Education Services Australia is not running this survey and will not collect or receive any of the survey answers.

Survey closes: 6 January 2020.

Find out more and access the survey link.

myfuture slide presentation

To help you introduce myfuture to students, parents and your colleagues, we’ve developed a slide presentation that can be re-used, shared and repurposed.

Job search resources

Access resume and cover letter templates and career articles that can help students apply for a job.

Career bullseyes

Our Career bullseyes help students to explore career pathways via the learning areas they enjoy at school.

The interactive Career bullseyes include links to occupation profiles on myfuture.

The downloadable posters can be printed for display in your office, classroom or at career-related events.

The Adventures of You

The Adventures of You is a series of three, short animations that explore the mental skills required for career and life decision making.

The animations have support guides and worksheets that highlight the best ways to encourage executive function (decision making) development in young people aged 5-15 years and beyond.

The animations will help you to identify executive functions, relate them to your daily lives and take consistent, long-term action to improve your skills.

For parents and carers

Assist your child contains articles and information that can assist parents and carers to begin the conversation with their child about the world of work.

myfuture newsletters

To receive the latest news from myfuture, subscribe to our newsletter by signing up and selecting the newsletter check box at the bottom of the signup form.

Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Our articles on valuing diversity, career conversations and role models aim to increase the effectiveness of career practitioners providing career development services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

My career profile

My career profile is the core of the myfuture National Career Information Service. Completing the Australian developed psychometric Interests test will generate a list of suggested occupations to explore based on responses to the test.

The Skills, Knowledge and Work conditions activities will complement the Interest test outcomes and provide more context for consideration.

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Understanding Youth Transitions

The Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) track young people as they move from school into further study, work, and other destinations. LSAY provides a rich source of information about young people and their pathways, helping researchers and policymakers make educated decisions about youth policies. Find out more about LSAY and the range of information that they collect by visiting their website today.

School subscriptions

Catholic and independent schools in Western Australia that aren't part of a current school subscription can purchase a whole-of-school subscription. This will provide students and staff with access to all of myfuture's features. Schools can download, complete and submit the subscription form electronically using the submit button on the form.

View the terms and conditions for bulk subscriptions.