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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.

School to Work Pathways: infographics

These 19 infographics can help students understand senior secondary pathways into work, further education and training.

Illustrations of practice

Discover how myfuture can be used in your school's career education program.

Learn about the key features of programs supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students to successfully transition to post-school destinations. 

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.

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.

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.

The future of work

In the future, young people will enter a world of work unique in history. It will demand new skills, bring forth new industries and occupations, and feature advanced technologies that alter how we work, among other changes. There may be challenges, but there will also be new opportunities brought by these shifts.

To help career influencers discuss the future of work with young people, we have collated content from a range of sources on this topic.

View The future of work page.

    Career exploration at home

    The disruption caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is impacting all learning communities.

    To support students' continued engagement with career education at this time, myfuture has compiled lists of resources for students, career practitioners, teachers and parents.

    View the resources.

    Open days

    To help students prepare for open days in 2020, we have compiled a list of upcoming university and TAFE open days throughout Australia.

    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.

    Webinar: A new look myfuture

    Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 1–1.30 pm AEDT

    myfuture is launching a refreshed new-look website. Join our next webinar to find out what's new, what's changed, and where you can find the existing content that you know and value.

    Register now

    To view more upcoming webinars or watch popular past webinars, go to our webinars page.

    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.


    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.

    View previous newsletter editions sent to students, career practitioners, teachers and parents.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Outcomes for graduates, apprentices and trainees

    Higher education

    2019 Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) National Report – Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

    Download the report (PDF, 5.32 MB).

    Vocational education and training

    Apprentice and trainee experience and destinations - 2008, 2010 and 2019 – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)

    Download the report (PDF, 742.8 KB).

    VET student outcomes 2019 – NCVER

    Download the report (PDF, 644.5 KB).

    Apprentice and trainee experience and destinations 2019 – NCVER

    Download the report (PDF, 1.1 MB).

    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.

    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.

    Job search resources

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

    The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)

    NCVER is the national professional body responsible for collecting, managing, analysing and communicating research and statistics on the Australian vocational education and training (VET) sector.

    View resources:          

    Resource to use with clients/students with work experience

    Skills Match on the Job Outlook website helps people identify their skills and presents suggested career matches based on previous experience.

    Access Skills Match.

    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.