User guides

User guides

Watch the short videos on this page to help guide you through the key sections of myfuture, the National Career Information Service.

The videos will demonstrate the sign up and login procedure and briefly introduce you to some of the more popular resources.

Sign up to myfuture

The sign up process will only take a few minutes and once your account is created, you’ll be able to access all of the activities in the My career profile tool, as well as all the course and occupation information. The video below will guide you through the process.

Signing up from either NSW or WA

Users in NSW and WA not working or studying in government schools may be subject to a subscription fee in order to access the content on the myfuture service. Many schools and organisations have already taken out bulk subscriptions to enable staff and students to utilise the service. To check whether you have unrestricted access, you must first validate your email address. This short video demonstrates the process.

Logging into myfuture

Existing account holders will require their username and password to login to the myfuture careers information service.

My career profile

My career profile is the core of the myfuture service, where users can undertake activities and gain self–knowledge about appropriate career pathways. The Interests and Skills activities are based on the psychometric interests inventory developed by Dr. James Athanasou from the University of Sydney. There are 9 activities in total.

Career Bullseyes

Anyone who is having trouble trying to start the career exploration process can begin by browsing the Career Bullseyes. Choose from 33 different learning areas.

Occupation search

There are several ways to explore occupations on myfuture. You can complete some activities in the My career profile tool, choose a Career Bullseye from one of the 33 learning areas, or you can go to the Occupations landing page and search by entering a keyword.

Course search

You can find courses related to occupations via the Pathways tab on any of the 358 occupation profiles on myfuture. You can also search for courses by entering a keyword on the Courses landing page.

Career insight

Finding reliable, expert-assured career development resources can be difficult. myfuture supports users, educators and careers counsellors by providing access to quality resources.

myfuture has six feature pages including Entrepreneurship, Work Integrated Learning, Apprenticeships, Leadership, Volunteering and Graduate Programs.

Assist others – teacher resources

The Assist others page is a collection of popular resources that are most suitable for use with students and/or clients. There’s a direct link to the My career profile activities, the Career Bullseyes, The Adventures of You animations, activity sheets and other student resources. You can also subscribe to the myfuture newsletter.

Browser support

The myfuture team aims to make the website compatible with a range of browsers and devices.

Our recommended browsers include the most up-to-date versions of:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Edge
  • Safari

Contact us if you have any queries about accessing myfuture on specific browsers or devices.

Further help

If you have a question that isn't answered in a video on this page, please don't hesitate to contact us. A member of the myfuture team will get back to you in due course.

We have also provided further information about myfuture for career practitioners.