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.

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.