Please note that this blog is intended for the students and parents associated with Gordonvale State High School, Cairns. Please check areas of interest as seen on the blog to confirm dates and other information as there will be occasions when dates will change and the information may not be included in the blog as it may not have been received by the school. Posts prior to July 2017 may have reference to Smithfield State High School as this blog was initially developed for students when I was the Guidance Officer at that school.

Career Information Sites

My Future My Plan is a comprehensive site for students transitioning from school to tertiary education, employment, a vocational pathway or another alternative pathway. There is information for parents and also financial support information. Please visit:


Discover Your Career is an online gateway for anyone interested in the Tourism & Hospitality industry. Please visit:


Career One is a One Stop shop for information relating to resumes, salary information, career information and much more. Please visit:


My Career is a site that has a list of jobs that are available in various regions. It also has information about salaries, education and training, and advice on many other aspects of career development and engagement. Please visit:


My Future is a site that provides information about careers, work and employment, education, funding and skills. Please visit: 


My Career Match is a producer of online career planning software for schools and universities in Australia. Their profile reports match students with careers that best suit their strengths and personality. They also have a blog which has interesting articles for young people launching into their careers. Please visit:


The My Career Match resources blog titled Making Happy Careers for Students! is available for students to access. It has interesting and helpful information for career planning.

Job Guide is a site that provides information about different careers. Please visit:

http://www.jobguide.deewr.gov.au/ or http://www.jobguide.thegoodguides.com.au/
or http://www.jobguide.education.gov.au/

Australian Apprenticeships Pathways provides information and resources for students looking to follow a pathway to their chosen career which includes an apprenticeship.

Job Search sites that may be helpful include:

The Foundation for Young Australians:
This site has really great information for young people entering the world of work. The site has reports about job projections into the future and skills young people will need. Please visit: https://www.fya.org.au/ and to see some of the latest research, please visit https://www.fya.org.au/our-research/ for the "New Work Mindset" and the "New Work Order" reports.

Year 13
Year13 is an online resource for post school options that specialises in providing information and services on Apprenticeships, Gap Year Programs, Job Vacancies, Studying, Money Advice, Internships and the fun of life after school. Partnering with leading companies across Australia Year13 helps facilitate positive choices for young Australians when finishing school.

The University of the Sunshine Coast:
USC has a great career development site. Please visit https://www.usc.edu.au/learn/student-support/careers-and-employment. The site gives information about specific pathways to careers, where the courses are run by USC. Helpful information includes resume and interview information.

My Pathway
http://www.mpath.com.au/ is the link to My Pathway whichis a national company made up of a group of entities. My Pathway identify themselves to be the biggest Community Development Programme (CDP) provider in the country.

TAFE Queensland
Queensland's largest provider of vocational education and training.

Australian Qualifications Framework
This website contains detailed information about the qualifications framework.

Graduate Careers Australia
This website can help students and graduates explore options for further study; find vacation work, write a winning job application and resume; and investigate work in different industries.

Career Development
This website provides a range of links to websites available to help with career development.

Queensland Government - Work and Career
This website provides resources for youth about finding a job, pay, rights at work, career advice and money management.

Queensland Skills Gateway
This website enables students to explore training courses, training providers, occupations and eligibility for subsidised training.

Student Connect
This website provides access for students to their QCAA learning accounts as well as providing information about career planning, finding a job, applying for jobs, careers expos and useful websites.

Employment - Which way? Your Pathway
This website provides information to assist in transitioning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and school leavers into the workforce.

Be Work Smart 
This website provides resources to assist young people with a pre-employment skills checklist and videos showing what new employers are looking for in their business.

The Good Careers Guide
This website provides an in-depth look at a range of occupations and their education and training pathways. The guide is available as an app, electronic book or a print resource to purchase.

Careers in Construction
This website provides information and links for a career in construction.

Training Queensland
This website provides information on all aspects of education, skills and training in Queensland to support employment and economic priorities.

Job Access
This website provides workplace and employment information for people with a disability.

Being Work Ready
This website provides a guide for senior secondary students and families, teachers and career counsellors to better understand what 'work readiness' means from a business perspective.

My First Job
This website provides resources to help prepare job seekers to become job ready, obtain and maintain employment.

This website provides information about the initiative of the Chamber of Commerce in Australia providing resources for students, parents and teachers ready to start a career journey.

Job Jumpstart
This website helps students explore careers and prepare for work using a number of online tools.

This websites provides information about a free app for smartphones and tablets to help young people plan career paths and find job opportunities.

My Big Tomorrow
This website provides resources that aim to inspire young people to think more broadly about their future careers.