Your career

Furthering your career

Ready to move on?  The library can help you.  Here is a selection of resources to get you started.

Cracking the new job market : the 7 rules for getting hired in any economy / R. William Holland ; foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich
New York : American Management Association, c2012.

The job seekers handbook / Annee Lawrence
Lawrence, Annee. Sydney : UNSW Press, 2006

Me 2.0 : 4 steps to building your future / Dan Schawbel
Schawbel, Dan
Rev. and updated ed.
New York : Kaplan Pub., c2010.

What color is your parachute? 2017 : a practical guide for job-hunters and career-changers / Richard N. Bolles
Bolles, Richard Nelson
Berkeley [Calif.] : Ten Speed, [2014]

What color is your parachute? for teens : discovering yourself, defining your future / Carol Christen and Richard N. Bolles with Jean M. Blomquist
Berkeley [Calif.] : Ten Speed Press, c2010

Work your strengths : a scientific process to identify your skills and match them to the best career for you / Chuck Martin, Richard Guare, Peg Dawson
Martin, Chuck, 1949-
Guare, Richard
New York : American Management Association, 2010.

Helpful websites

Need to know more about courses that can lead you to the job or promotion you want?

What to do next: Career information and exploration


Australian Job Guide – Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Job vacancies available now

Practical writing skills

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Practical Writing will help you develop your writing skills, both for school (for example, essays) and for life (for example, job applications).

explains the basic rules of the English language.


Further study

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)

Open Online Schools - over 500 courses from the world's leading universities right at your fingertips

TAFE Victoria can kickstart your career or create a pathway to university. There are hundreds of courses to give you skills and training to help get the job you want


Australian apprenticeships - Government site

Education, training opportunities and support

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Centrelink student payments

Austudy - Austudy provides financial help if you are aged 25 years or more and studying or undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship full-time.

Abstudy - If you are an Indigenous secondary or tertiary student or a full-time Australian Apprentice, ABSTUDY is an allowance that may help you stay at school or in further study.

Youth allowance - Youth Allowance can assist you if you are a young person who is studying, undertaking training or an Australian Apprenticeship, looking for work, or sick.

Information for Overseas Students

Government visa information for overseas students Department of Immigration and Citizenship

How about studying overseas?

World Exchange Program

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